Problem 33PE

(a) By how much does a 65.0-kg mountain climber stretch her 0.800-cm diameter nylon rope when she hangs 35.0 m below a rock outcropping? (b) Does the answer seem to be consistent with what you have observed for nylon ropes? Would it make sense if the rope were actually a bungee cord?

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The mathematical value of stretch of the nylon rope can be calculated from the expression of Young’s modulus,

…..(1)

Where, force on the rope

cross-section of the rope

stretch of the rope

original length of the rope

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